[Cambodia] Joint statement: Civil society groups call for the release of Tep Vanny

Land activist and human rights defender Tep Vanny has been unjustly detained for two years as of tomorrow, for defending the rights of the Boeung Kak Lake community and her fellow Cambodians. We, the undersigned communities and civil society organisations, condemn her ongoing imprisonment and call on the authorities to immediately and unconditionally release Tep Vanny, drop all dormant criminal charges and overturn any convictions against her, so that she may return to her family and community.

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CALL FOR STORY PROPOSALS: 2018 SEAPA Journalism Fellowship

The Disinformation and Governance Journalism Fellowship is an opportunity for writers from print, broadcast and online media to contribute toward greater understanding of how disinformation networks operate and their impact or role in governance. The 2018 SEAPA Journalism Fellowship will be a reporting fellowship. Successful participants shall receive a maximum reporting grant of USD 2,000 each to produce well-researched and timely in-depth reports.

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[Philippines] NUJP condemns AFP unit’s red-tagging of director, reporter

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines demands that the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the AFP Reserve Command immediately investigate and sanction the officers and personnel of the 101st Technical and Administrative Services Group for maliciously and recklessly maligning and endangering our deputy secretary general Raymund Villanueva of Kodao Productions and other colleagues.

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[Philippines] NUJP on AFP’s barring of journalists from covering mass evacuation of Lumad in Surigao

Martial law does not justify the arbitrary restriction on coverage of the Lumad evacuation, unless, of course, we have ceased to be a democracy. What happened was a clearly unconstitutional violation of press freedom and, more importantly, of the people’s right to know.

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[Malaysia] Statement: CIJ dismayed at continuing violations against freedom of expression

The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) is dismayed that violations against freedom of expression are still occurring, despite the newly elected government’s stated commitment to bring legislation and practice in line with international human rights standards. Lawyer and activist Fadiah Nakwa Fikri has been summoned for questioning by police under section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act and the broadly worded Sedition Act following the publication of an article interrogating the relationship between political leaders and the monarchies in Malaysia.

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